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August 7, 2018

Hurricane Resources

SECOORA has collected over 23 hurricane data resources into one page! Bookmark it for when a hurricane is approaching. If we are missing a resource, please email to get it included! Jump to a resource: SECOORA Real Time Data Hurricane Tracking Storm Surge, Flooding, and Coastal Change Data, WebCams and Modeling IOOS Regional Associations and Other

July 18, 2018

Webinar: The Power of Observations for improved decision making in support of public health and economic vitality: Gathering Alligators, Taking Observations, Realizing Solutions

Join us for the free webinar "The Power of Observations for improved decision making in support of public health and economic vitality: Gathering Alligators, Taking Observations, Realizing Solutions (GATORS)" on July 24 at 12:00 PM ET. Dwayne Porter from University of South Carolina will provide an overview of the value derived by integrating data and sound science in support of public health and economic vitality decision making. Examples will illustrate instances where management decisions have benefited from decision support tools that make use of data integrated across multiple coastal and ocean observing systems. Date: July 24, 2018 Time: 12:00 PM ET Presenter: Dwayne Porter, PhD University of South Carolina Reserve your spot now! Download the flyer!

July 10, 2018

Middle School Students to Launch Mini Sailboat in the Atlantic Gulf Stream

Middle school students at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, Florida and other students throughout the Polk County Florida School District, will launch a mini-sailboat in fall 2018. The four-foot mini-sailboat, named the Polk CS Voyager, was assembled by undergraduate students from University of South Florida (USF) – Lisa Richardson and Steven Pink. The Polk CS Voyager will be deployed in the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream by a team from USF and middle school students in Polk County. Read more >

June 26, 2018

2017 Annual Report

Our 2017 Annual Report is now available online! Thanks to all of our partners, stakeholders and members who make what we do possible. Below is an overview of what the report covers: Message from the Executive Director Providing Vital Data During Hurricane Season Leveraging Public and Private Partnerships Investing in the Next Generation SECOORA By the Numbers SECOORA Projects by State SECOORA Members Click here to view the report and explore our 2017 activities.

June 22, 2018

FACT Network Summer 2018 Meeting

The FACT Network Summer Meeting is being held June 21-22, 2018 at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Come discuss data and learn the current research from the FACT Network.  

June 7, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

SECOORA’s Annual meeting brought together coastal ocean scientists from around the Southeast to Charleston, South Carolina on May 22-24. The theme of SECOORA’s meeting was the Blue Economy. The Blue Economy encompasses ocean and coastal dependent activities such as maritime transportation, tourism, fisheries, energy development, and more. Three panels discussed different aspects of the Blue Economy – offshore resources, fisheries management, and local South Carolina perspectives on economic opportunities. Click here to read the highlight story.

June 4, 2018

South Atlantic Bight Marine Assessment Published Online

The Nature’s Conservancy South Atlantic Bight Marine Assessment (SABMA) has been published online. The assessment is a data collection and analysis initiative designed to improve understanding of the regional distribution of key habitats and species. More information is available on the Nature Conservancy website. Access the full PDF here.

May 29, 2018

Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership 2018 Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the SDRP 2018 Partnership meeting, hosted June 19-20, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida. It will convene leaders from the public and private sectors from across the U.S. Southeast to focus on resilient disaster recovery and engagement across sectors. Click here to register for the meeting (deadline June 1, 2018)

May 3, 2018

SECOORA Public Forum – Extreme Events, the Blue Economy, and Ocean Observations

How do resiliency efforts reduce risks and what ocean data supports those efforts? Join us for a discussion in Charleston, SC on how extreme events impact the blue economy - including businesses, communities and marine life. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will open the forum with a few remarks on the city’s resiliency efforts. When: Wednesday - May 23, 2018 | 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM Where: Hyatt Place + Hyatt House Charleston / Historic District (560 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403) Register: Click here to register. Light refreshments will be provided.

April 16, 2018

Webinar: Passive acoustic monitoring on a SV3 Wave Glider for fish spawning aggregation detection and characterization

Reserve your spot for the next SECOORA Webinar "Passive acoustic monitoring on a SV3 Wave Glider for fish spawning aggregation detection and characterization". Laurent Cherubin from FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute will discuss  a novel, autonomous approach to conduct fishery independent surveys in order to search and discover unreported aggregations by mapping the underwater acoustic landscape using an unmanned platform in areas that surround currently known spawning aggregations during the spawning season. Reserve your spot now!